Among the vehicles eligible for the credit are the EV Star Cab and Chassis and EV Star+.  -  Photo: Work Truck/GreenPower

Among the vehicles eligible for the credit are the EV Star Cab and Chassis and EV Star+.

Photo: Work Truck/GreenPower

GreenPower Motor Company Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of purpose-built, all-electric, zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles serving the cargo and delivery market, shuttle, and transit, and school bus sector, announced the company is now a qualified manufacturer for the commercial clean vehicle credit under the Inflation Reduction Act. 

Tax credits for GreenPower’s all-electric commercial vehicle models are:

  • Greater than 14,000 pounds GVWR eligible for up to $40,000 in tax credits.
  • Less than 14,000 pounds GVWR are available for up to $7,500 in tax credits. 

On Jan. 1, 2023, the commercial clean vehicle credit became available to businesses and tax-exempt organizations for the purchase of new electric vehicles to incentivize the adoption of EVs and support domestic production. And, according to GreenPower, there is currently no limit on the number of tax credits a business can claim. 

“As businesses continue to explore and invest in electrifying their fleets, they need help with costs to accelerate adoption,” said Brendan Riley, President of GreenPower. “By being a qualified U.S. manufacturer, we can proudly provide better, cleaner and safer transportation alternatives to businesses looking to deploy purpose-built, all-electric vehicles including trucks and cargo vans. With the tax credit, owning an all-electric commercial vehicle will be more affordable in the long run than ICE units, in many cases.” 

Which GreenPower Vehicles Qualify? 

The GreenPower vehicles that are available for the credit include:

  • EV Star: A multi-purpose, zero-emission, passenger transportation vehicle with a range of up to 150 miles and dual charging capabilities. The EV Star is the only Altoona tested vehicle in its class with the highest score of 92.2 and can be used for paratransit, employee shuttles, micro-transit, and vanpool service.
  • EV Star Cab and Chassis: The EV Star remains GreenPower’s flagship vehicle designed to take on any mid-and-last mile delivery while maintaining the benefits of being a zero-emissions vehicle. Classified as a heavy-duty class 4 mini-bus, the EV Star has a carrying capacity of 6,000 pounds and offers a 118-kWh battery capacity, capable of up to 150 miles of range on a single charge.
  • EV Star Cargo and Cargo Plus: GreenPower’s EV Star Cargo line up exceeds delivery needs with a carrying capacity of up to 5,000 pounds, a cargo volume of up to 836 cubic feet and a driving range of 150 miles. The class 4 vehicle is made to carry deliveries and can take on the most challenging routes.
  • Type D BEAST: GreenPower’s all-electric, zero-noise pollution school bus features a Monocoque chassis and has been designed from the ground up to be battery electric. The BEAST’s standardized features include air-ride suspension, ABS disk brakes, and pass-through storage with seating capacity of up to 90 passengers.
  • Type A Nano BEAST: Purpose-built on GreenPower’s flagship EV Star platform with proven efficiency and reliability, the Nano BEAST’s clean sheet design approach facilitates optimal battery pack placement and weight distribution, allowing the vehicle to accommodate a larger energy supply, deliver a longer range and set the new standard for zero-emissions student transportation.

Learn more about the available incentives and how to navigate the application process today!

In additional recent news, GreenPower also announced a partnership with GML to develop and market right-hand drive heavy-duty Class 4 trucks and vans and expanded its West Virginia manufacturing facility with an additional 80,000 square feet. 

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